NINETY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1920
* Several representative business men of Monett went to Pierce City last evening where they enjoyed a six o'clock dinner with the Pierce City Business Men's Club at Rest-A-While park. Sarcoxie and Mt. Vernon business men were also invited.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1930
* Miss Nellie Mills, high school teacher, received a check for $50 Wednesday from the Luther Publishing Co., of Philadelphia, Penn., for a short story that she sent them a few weeks ago.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1940
* Miss Norma Fritz, who represented Monett in the contest for queen of the American Royal at Kansas City last fall, is pictured on a folder advertising this year's contest.
* Harvey Aldrich won the second premium for dairy judging and Gene Browning won the first premium for livestock judging at the Aurora Fair on Saturday. Both are vocational agriculture students at Monett High School.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1950
* A new $10,000 pelleting machine is being installed in the Whitlock-Lines Mill on Front Street. The machine will not be in operations for about three weeks.
* Effective Oct. 1, 20 Monett garages and service stations will adopt a new rate schedule for car washing and repair of tires. After that date the price for a wash job will be $1.50. Passenger tire repairs will cost 75 cents and truck tire repairs will be $1.75.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1960
* Charles Balmas, a member of the Monett unit of the Missouri National Guard for six years, has been named as the outstanding National Guardsman in the First Reconnaissance Squadron of the 203rd Armor Division for 1960.
* A historical market, erected this summer at the Lawrence County Memorial Park in Verona, will be dedicated Sunday afternoon.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1970
* A $14,315 goal has been set for the 1970 Monett United Fund drive, with 13 agencies to receive support.
* Monett attorney Sam Gardner is representing complainants seeking an injunction against the Tyson Foods plant in Monett to prevent the company from creating an alleged public nuisance.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1980
* An estimated 100 Lawrence County residents attended the rally at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds last night to hear Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan.
* Richard Beach, director of the Branson campus for Kanakuk Kamps, will speak at the Family Life program tomorrow at the First United Methodist Church in Monett.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 1990
* Dr. Tony Rickard, of Monett, has received the Outstanding Agriculturist Award at the University of Missouri Extension annual conference in Columbia.
* Plans are underway for the eighth annual St. Vincent's Hospital Health Fair, slated for Oct. 3 at the Monett City Park Casino.
TEN YEARS AGO
Sept. 24, 2000
* Action to trigger construction on a new all-weather track for Burl Fowler Stadium in Monett was taken by the R-1 Board of Education at its September meeting.
* Interior remodeling on offices for the Monett City Council have been completed at Monett City Hall. The area where a conference room and city council offices had been has been converted into a desk in the corner for the mayor, desks for the commissions, office stations for the city clerk and assistant clerk. The original terrazo floor, hidden under carpet, was restored.